Senate President David Mark has called on Benue people to support Governor Gabriel Suswam’s re- election bid. Mark, who made the call in Makurdi at the weekened while delivering a speech at an event to mark Democracy Day and Suswam’s two years in office, said there had been visible signs of progress in the state.
“This is what governance is all about,’’ said the senate president, who was represented by his chief of staff, Hon. Agbo Ogah.
According to him, Benue State is unique because of Suswam’s developmental efforts.
“We have not had it as good as we are having now, remain supportive of Suswam’s administration because he has a winning formula that is working,’’ the senate president said
“As a people, we should expect the dividends of democracy, I assure you that at the appropriate time, we will seek a forum for us to remain supportive of a government that is doing well.”
In his address, Chief Michael Aondoakaa, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, said the issue of 2011 re-election bid for Suswam was a settled matter.
He enjoined the people of Benue to support President Umaru Yar’adua’s government, adding that the issue of power was critical for economic development.
“Double your efforts so that we can get 100 per cent support for the PDP, our target is to reform and ensure that our interest is protected,’’ Aondoakaa said.
He said the federal government had awarded contracts for the construction of roads in all the geo-political zones in the country, adding that the one for Akwanga road had been awarded for N4 billion.
Also speaking, Suswam urged Benue people to continue to support his administration.
He promised not relent in his developmental efforts, and expressed gratitude to people for giving him the mandate to govern them. (NAN)